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Technical Data Management Process

Technical Data Management Process

The Technical Data Management Process is the method to acquire, manage, maintain, and ensure access to the technical data and computer software required to manage and support a system throughout the acquisition life cycle (See Systems Engineering Guidebook Section 5.24. System Security Engineering for information regarding protection of critical program information).  Key technical data management considerations include understanding and protecting Government intellectual property and data rights, achieving competition goals, maximizing options for product support, and enabling performance of downstream life-cycle functions.  This sub-topical area contains information on the Technical Data Management Process found in the Systems Engineering Guidebook, Section 4.1.7.